Monthly Archives: September 2010

Armstrong A vs. Bray (corrected)

I don’t have the result card yet, but with 7 games played last night, Rathmines are leading 4-3.  drawing 3.5-3.5 (Peter Cafolla is due to play Colm Daly when the Olympiad is finished.) Leon and Darren won. Leon had a … Continue reading

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Olympiad Update (Wed 2.10pm)

Well done to Una O’Boyle, who has just turned around a game where she was a piece down with – seemingly – no hope! She persevered despite the odds and eventually produced a series of queen-side pawns which black’s knight … Continue reading

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Armstrong B team win against Dublin

Rathmines ‘B’ vs Dublin, played Monday 27th September, 2010. Tomas Skrzypnik 2048 0.5-0.5 Jonathan O’Connor 2111 John Aherne 1759 1 – 0 Lubmoir Mishkovski 2031 Tony Bermingham 1772 0 – 1 Martin Schmidt 2013 David Goggins 1751 0 – 1 … Continue reading

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Olympiad update (Monday 1.45pm)

The Irish women have run out 4-0 winners against Seychelles. The standard of play, particularly on boards 1 and 4, was abysmal. Just look at board 4, where Nicky Benson was four pieces up without breaking sweat and her opponent … Continue reading

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Olympiad update (Sunday)

Sunday is a rest day. In round 6 Ireland’s women will play the Seychelles. Ireland badly need a win to lift themselves off the bottom of the table, but they’re finding some form with 3.5/8 points in their last two … Continue reading

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Olympiad, Saturday

Another brilliant day for the Irish men’s team, currently at 3-0 (this is 1.30pm) with David Fitzsimon’s game still ongoing and looking, to me, at least a draw. Here’s an interesting photo of the Russia 1 vs Ireland game taken … Continue reading

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Thanks to John Delaney!

The first of what we hope will be a series of lectures on chess began last night. John delivered an interesting (and some would say controversial) defence of g3 in the Open Sicilian. It was a wonderful start to the … Continue reading

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